Job Title: ERRM Coordinator – UNGO Jobs

Country: Sudan
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 30 Apr 2022


The ERRM Coordinator oversees implementation of the Emergency Rapid Response Mechanism within specific targeted states in Sudan. The postholder will ensure that timely, integrated and quality emergency responses are developed and launched to sudden-onset emergencies, liaising across all internal functions and with a variety of external stakeholders. ERRM response triggers are likely to include conflict and conflict-induced displacement, floods, and disease outbreaks.

The ERRM Coordinator will guide ERRM project staff and liaise between departments across Field Offices and Country Office to ensure timely, comprehensive needs assessments are conducted; and that financial and human resources are appropriately budgeted and mobilised to implement responses which meet urgent humanitarian needs, continuously maintaining the highest standards of technical quality, safeguarding, accountability to affected populations, and conflict sensitivity. The postholder will deploy to set up and directly coordinate needs assessment and response, and the postholder will ensure appropriate transition/exit strategies are in place. To this end, the ERRM Coordinator is expected to coordinate closely with other humanitarian actors, including consortia partners, and through interagency humanitarian coordination mechanisms; as well as maintain effective relations with state and non-state actors that facilitate humanitarian access and support response. The postholder is expected to track and manage complex project budgets, and resolve or escalate both operational and programmatic gaps, concerns and challenges.

This is a demanding role in a complex environment. It requires an experienced and highly motivated individual with outstanding multi-tasking and interpersonal skills. The postholder must have demonstrated experience of operating in challenging environments.


ERRM Coordination:

  • Undertakes sub-national coordination of multi-functional and multi-sectoral teams across multiple field offices and Country Office to ensure the timely, efficient and effective delivery of high quality ERRM interventions, initiated within 10-14 days and fully implemented within 90 days of alert.
  • Maintains strong awareness of current humanitarian context across Sudan, and in particular targeted operational areas.
  • Coordinates security and rapid needs assessments following emergency events, ensuring prompt preparation of alerts and reports, preparing internal budgets for specific responses, and advocating for required support. Supports go/no go decision-making processes.
  • Through close coordination with colleagues across departments, ensures the timely development of appropriate workplans, phased budgets, MEAL and procurement plans etc. Follows up with teams to ensure implementation according to the plan and budget, and guides teams to appropriately respond to any challenges affecting timely or relevant implementation. Proactively tracks and follows up on fund utilisation of budgets. Projects, analyses, and reviews funding surpluses, gaps, underspending and overspends if any, and ensures that appropriate mechanisms/ strategies are in place to manage funding.
  • Supports recruitment and rapid deployment of ERRM team members, and liaises with HR to ensure safe yet timely recruitment procedures for additional staff, secondments and volunteers. Liaises with the Emergency Health Team to mobilise health personnel.
  • Ensures timely inductions and training are provided to all staff, partners and volunteers, most especially in relation to safeguarding and PSEA, to ensure safe programming is implemented, and concerns immediately reported.
  • Ensures appropriate prepositioning of stock for ERRM within targeted areas. Coordinates with Supply Chain colleagues to ensure rapid procurement of goods, works and services in emergencies.
  • Ensures all programming is implemented in ways that are responsive to children and their communities; adapted based on changes in context and/or need, gender and conflict-sensitive. Ensures appropriate complaints, feedback and response mechanisms are in place and functional within all intervention locations.
  • Actively engages and participates in sectoral meetings with local government officials, donors, UN and other NGOs to ensure humanitarian access and coordinate timely assessment and response. Strengthens the capacity of team members to fulfil this role.
  • Ensures appropriate MEAL activities are undertaken, and champions the integration of learning into improved ongoing programme implementation.
  • Develops transition/exit plans for responses to ensure ongoing appropriate support is provided to communities through longer-term programming through the sectors and bilaterally with other actors.
  • Provide regular status updates on responses across the country and respond to internal queries to support effective internal reporting and analysis, and media, communications and advocacy work.
  • Provides inputs for high quality and timely internal programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal Save the Children requirements and any relevant external donor requirements, and supports with coorindation and review of inputs from field teams.
  • Deploys as necessary across implementation areas to support establishment of emergency response programming in new implementation areas, including as necessary identification and establishment of offices/warehouses, recruitment of staff, implementation of administrative procedures, and acting as safety and security focal point.
  • Contributes to Consortium coordination as required, including supporting use of common and harmonised tools, raising challenges and celebrating successes.
  • Coordinates with other ERRM and humanitarian team colleagues and partners to ensure responses in different parts of Sudan are harmonised and of high quality, and that shared budgets, and workplans etc are respected.
  • Upon request, supports other emergency response interventions, outside of the specific scope of the ERRM programme.


  • Engages externally with all actors through sectors and other coordination fora at national and local level to share information on humanitarian needs and response. Contributes to interagency planning, assessment and reporting. Shares key information internally.
  • Engages externally with sector coordinators and donors to release Gifts in Kind and other support for humanitarian response.
  • Actively establishes effective working relationships and partnerships with local government, NNGOs and local CBOs.

Child Safeguarding:

  • Acts as an ambassador for child safeguarding in both professional and personal life.
  • Keeps children we work with safe from deliberate harm/risk or inadvertent harm/risk.
  • Behaves towards children in a way, which reflects the Code of Conduct, CSG Code of Conduct and Child Safeguarding Policy.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (e.g. political science, social sciences, economics, international humanitarian law).



  • At least 4 years of progressive responsibility working in humanitarian programmes with INGOs.
  • Experience of working within a rapid-onset large emergency response with an aid organisation (including experience managing response at the field level), including in assessment, design and implementation of programming.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic.
  • Excellent computer skills in MS packages (Computer Applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Demonstrated capacity to work autonomously under pressure and with tight deadlines.
  • Outstanding coordination and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels. Willingness to learn and share information.
  • Demonstrated capacity to coordinate with multiple other stakeholders, including government authorities, community representatives, the UN and other humanitarian agencies.
  • Commitment to achieving the highest levels of safeguarding and accountability to affected populations.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously in a highly stressful and challenging environment. Commitment to work longer hours/weekends when needed.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children, in particular a good understanding of Save the Children’s mandate and child focus.


  • Experience of managing large multi-million programme budgets.
  • Strong analysis, planning and organisational skills.
  • Specific knowledge and experience of emergency response in one of the following technical sectors: Health, Nutrition, WASH, Shelter-NFI, Cash, Child Protection.
  • Good knowledge of humanitarian coordination and funding mechanisms. Demonstrable knowledge of international humanitarian law and principles.
  • Experience of all elements of proposal and budget development.
  • Track record of supporting the maintenance of safety and security of teams.
  • Experience of working in hostile environments.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


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